Finch, 20 months


My little Finchy! He is leaving the baby stage and entering the toddler stage (hello, tantrums!), but he still likes to sit on my lap and snuggle, which is my absolute favorite and makes me temporarily forget all of the things he does that drive me crazy, like playing in the toilet, climbing onto the kitchen counter, and throwing food.


  • Clothing size: 18 months - 3T
  • Shoe size: 7-8
  • Diaper size: 4/5
  • Teeth: 16

He eats nonstop. I'm serious. He nurses when he wakes up in the morning, then eats eggs and sausage with everyone else, then eats a banana (or three), and then grabs a granola bar for the ride to daycare. It's crazy. Every morning I pick him up and I swear he weighs five pounds more than the day before.



We went bowling as a family, which included a lot of chasing him up/down the stairs, keeping him off of other people's lanes, and praying he didn't drop a bowling ball on his toes. He's a strong little man! And seeing those little bowling shoes on his chubby feet made my entire day!



  • Bedtime: 7:00 pm
  • Wake time: 6:00-7:00 am
  • Nap: 1-2 hrs


  • He had a stomach bug - and passed it along to the rest of us. Finch breezed through it, but I can't even describe how terrible it was for the rest of us.
  • He goes to the chiropractor once a month
  • He loves splashing in the bath 1-2 times a week


We are still nursing! He nurses 1-4 times a day. I love it, if he will just lay there are nurse. The popping on/off drives me nuts, or when he wants to see if he can kick me in the face while latched. Every month I wonder how much longer we'll nurse, but it's still making sense. I really do enjoy that connection point with him every morning. Definitely want to get through the flu season before weaning.



Finch continues to surprise us with his physical abilities. This month, he learned how to jump! Like two feet, off the ground. He's got a pretty good vertical!

He may be the only baby in the world who enjoys having their nose sucked out. He will bring the aspirator to me with a Kleenex and say "nose." And then he laughs after I do it!

He has new words every week. When he gets hurt, he says "bonk" and comes over and pats my leg, as if I was the one who got injured. He's such a sweetheart. He was dancing in circles the other night and said "dizzy" as he fell down. He says "thank you" all the time at appropriate times and it MELTS us. If I say "one," he says "two" and tries to hold up two fingers. Where does he learn this stuff?



  • Him listening to his mom :) when does that start?????? haha
  • When he doesn't think it's funny to run into the street

Oh, Finchy man. You baffle me in so many ways, yet completely win me over with your charm. This life with you is gonna be a ride, that's for sure...